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We're looking for a photographer to take some pregnancy photos.
Ideally this person would be: a fabulous photographer; easily available sometime
in the next few weeks; a woman; and based in Berkeley or Oakland.
Hi, I have seen pregnancy family photos taken for a friend
by Susan Carpendale- they were in a garden, home setting and
some color, some black and white-they are absolutely
beautiful- I kept her contact for myself (we will be taking
photos with her as well)- her email is
firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 510 926 2364, 510 649 1877-
her rates are very reasonable as well.
I highly recommend Jude Mooney for pregnancy photographs.
She gave me a deal for a ''split sitting'': one when I was
about six months pregnant, and another sitting just before
my daughter was born, so I could capture the progression
and save some cash. Her website is here:
http://www.judemooney.com/ - take a look at her blog for
some recent pictures. There's an other-worldly quality to
her photos - they are truly art (no mistaking them for JC
Penney's!) - and she is so relaxed and wonderful she puts
you completely at ease. You won't regret going with her.
I love Jude!
I am looking for a fairly reasonably priced photographer to
take prenatal photos. Any recommendations would be appreciated
We hired our friend Erich Morton, an excellent professional
photographer, to take pregnancy photos of me and my husband.
Erich was happy to work with the innovative techniques we wanted,
but also does lovely traditional photography. His rates are very
reasonable, and I recommend him highly!
You can read my review (and others) of him on Yelp:
call (510) 387-2104.
I highly recommend Mary McHenry. She specializes in family
portraits, weddings, and school photography. She recently came to
my kids' school and photographed them. The pictures are amazing.
She has a great personality and is really easy to work with. I've
seen some pregnant photos on her website. Check it out:
Very happy client
Margaretta Mitchell is the most stunning portrait photographer
that I have seen! She's been in the field for decades and has
photographed many famous people. If you search
''Margarettamitchell.com'' and click on ''Portrait'' you will see
some amazing examples of what she can do. She is also a very
interesting person to get to know!
Best of luck to you.
I can suggest Bernee Lee at byleedesign.com. She is based in
Oakland, CA. She has excellent works and very modern. You may
check her website and here is her phone # 206. 3871797. Good
luck, you wont regret it.
I saw some of her work and actually have ask her to do some
work for me. I was pleased of the result.
I highly recommend Laura Turbow for all your maternity
photography needs (and any other photography needs you have).
I've worked with Laura many times over the years and have been
thrilled with the results. With her help, my family and I have
been able to capture some of our most precious moments. Laura
has a unique style and an amazing eye. In addition, she has an
unparalleled ability to make you feel comfortable (and
beautiful!) during your photo session. Check her out at
http://www.ltphoto.com/index.htm. Good luck!
Laura Turbow (of Photography by Laura Turbow) is an amazing photographer that has
documented me and my family over the years. Through three pregnancies and much
in between, Laura's amazing eye, enthusiasm and wonderful presence helped create
amazing photo's that are cherished. Definitley give her a call -- 510-528-5555. And
check out her work at http://ltphoto.com/.
I was wondering if anyone had a good recommendation for a photographer who
specializes in pregnant women? I'd like to find someone that does wonderful work and
is not overly expensive. Thanks!!
My friend Reenie Raschke is a professional photographer (she does
both studio and events) and does great pregnancy photos. I've
recommended several friends to her, and they're always
happy--both with the quality of the photographs and working with
Reenie. She is warm, funny, and a natural at putting people at
ease to make the experience fun and get the best, most
natural-looking photo. You can see some of her work at her
website, reenieimages.com. Look in her gallery under ''maternal.''
I had BEAUTIFUL pregnancy photos taken by Jude Mooney - she's a
mom and a talented photographer! www.judemooney.com
Big and beautiful
We hired Laura Turbow because she took fabulous photos of a
friend while she was pregnant. My husband and I couldn't have
been happier with our photos. She is very personable and has
great ideas. Check her out at ltphoto.com
I highly recommend Angela Lang for both prenatal and baby
pictures. She is absolutely fabulous. Angela is a mother of
three with an in-home studio. We bought a package with her to
include both pregnancy and baby photos. We cherish all of them.
She really puts you at ease and captures the moment. She gets
true, natural emotions from her subjects regardless of age.
a happy client
I did a photo shoot with Hilary Nichols & LOVED it!
She was really easy to work with & put me at ease (not easy,
since I get really anxious in front of the camera) & I thought
the resulting photos were great.
You can see some of her work at:
These are a few of the ones she took of me (I had a friend who
did did all my styling & make-up):
Her email address is: email@example.com
I can't speak to price b/c my friend paid for it...but I'm sure
it was reasonable, or my friend wouldn't have paid :)
We are looking for a local photographer to have pregancy and eventually new baby photos taken. Any recommendations in the Berkeley, Oakland, SF area?
We used Jen Mollander for our maternity and newborn photos and they are amazing. www.jenmollander.com. She's in Berkeley and a mom herself. She is such a nice person as well - she made me so comfortable for the shoots. If you email me, I'll send you a link to some of the pics.
Amy Perl is great! She didn't take photos of me when I was pregnant (wish I'd known about her then) but she has taken photos of our daughter a few times and we've always been thrilled with the results. Check out her website: amyperl.com
She's also a very lovely person and is so genuine and calm around children. I recommend her highly.
I highly recommend Bill Smoot. He has a studio in Berkeley and I believe is also flexible about location. He's incredibly professional and respectful. While his website showcases his wedding work, he's a great studio photographer as well. www.smootphoto.com
Contact Shoey Sindel for a great pregnant belly shots. She has great examples on her website. She took my pregnancy photos. They turned out amazing. She's a real joy to work with as she has such a positive attitude. Plus she is truly a talented photographer. Here's her website: http://www.shoeysindel.com/contact/
Call her at 510-917-0659 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would recommend Karle Fried who specializes in maternity and children's photos. She has a real talent for capturing her subjects. To see some of her photos of children, visit her web site: www.Karleskids.com. Her number is 510-593-8895.
I am looking some recommendations on maternity photographers. A
good friend is pregnant and I would like to give this to her as a
gift. I would prefer someone local. (East Bay, Berkeley) My
friend in her early 30's, hip yet somewhat traditional.
A wonderful photographer took pictures of me when I was pregnant.
Here's her site: http://www.stephaniegenemorgan.com/index.htm
She does portraiture as well as weddings, and is also a fine artist
represented by Varnish Art Gallery in SF.
Try Kemmeo! Her work is beautiful & she's a wonderful person. She
took amazing photos of my family when she was quite a few months
pregnant herself. You'll enjoy working with Kemmeo & have great
I very much recommend Reenie Raschke in Montclair. Her website is
reenieimages.com. She has done lots of maternity photos, as well as
portraits, weddings, and family photos. She an amazing person in
addition to being a talented photographer. She's a beautiful woman
but has the grace to make everyone else feel comfortable and
beautiful as well.
A fan of Reenie's
Kemmeo Parr in Oakland will be great for maternity shots. She's a
thoughtful photographer, and just celebrated her son's first
birthday, so she's familiar with pregnancy and the different concerns
a pregnant woman may have. www.photographybykemmeo.com Cynthia
Anna Myers is an amazing photographer and does the most beautiful,
natural portraits I've ever seen of pregnant women, children, and
families. Her website is http://www.annamyersphotography.com/ (or
for maternity go to
her studio is in Alameda. I believe she travels, too.
She used to photograph weddings and she did ours (we have never
looked better than we do in her photos and the albums she made for
us). She also has taken photos of our family now that we have
children. Our family is multiracial and she has a wonderful ability
to make the light work for every skin tone. She captures each
person's personality in her photos. She also is young and hip and
very professional. If that weren't enough, she has a background in
computers and puts together breathtaking, artistic albums. Your
friend will be thrilled by the results.
A fantastic photographer is Karle Fried. She really captures her
subjects well and is quite versatile. You can see her work on two
websites: www.karlefried.com and karleskids.com. Her number is
I have an awesome photographer to refer you to. Her name is
Christina Shook and is located in Orinda. Her website is
www.cshook.com. You can see such joy in her pictures! She is able
to capture the emotions of people in a natural way. I'm confident
she'll be able to photograph your friend in a way that she will
treasure the pictures for years to come. Christina is passionate
about her work and is just a genuinely sincere, nice person. I
highly recommend her.
My good friend, Lisa Levine, is a professional photographer who took
amazing photos of me when I was pregnant. She has much experience
photographing pregnant women in her own creative work. Lisa also
teaches photography at Cal State East Bay, Ohlone College and other
places in the Bay Area. She is a skilled photographer and a
delightful person to work with. Talk to her to see if she would be a
good fit for your friend.
Her email address is:
I would suggest Angela Lang at www.angelalang.com or Madeleine Tilin
at www.madeleinetilin.com. Check out their websites to see if it's
what you're looking for. Wonderful photographers, wonderful women and
great to work with. Truly a lovely gift! What a fortunate friend.
When i was pregnant with our daughter i knew i wanted to commemorate
the pregnancy with some tasteful belly photographs and Heather
Carpenter was absolutely perfect! I really connected with her right
away and after we talked a bit felt she knew exactly what i wanted to
achieve with the pictures.
She has a real knack for finding the perfect knack and getting just
the right composition. Most importantly, she made me feel really
beautiful (and i delivered three days later so i was BIG :) Check out
her website- i think you will love what you see!
Heather Carpenter is a talented family-life photographer with a great
eye and warm, casual style. She captures the essence of her subjects
with beautiful, life-like, ''action'' photography. We've used
Heather's photos for maternity photos and new child birth
announcements and had an outpouring of interest in her work. I
recommend Heather for formal and informal occasions and trust that
she will make you and your family feel comfortable enough to be real,
Heather is based in Berkeley and is very reasonable with costs.
She's also just a pleasure to work with. I can't recommend her
You can view her work on her web site: http://www.heatherart.com/
Six years ago, my friend showed me a nude pregnancy photo of her, and
it was beautiful!!! A few months later I had my pregnancy photo done,
and it was also beautiful!! The photographer's name is Laura Turbow,
and she works out of a studio in her house in the Richmond Hills.
She's so easy to work with. Neither my friend nor I had any intention
of getting nude, but Laura was so easy to work with....there we were!
All of the photos were tasteful and artistic. We always get positive
comments from the ones that we hung in our home. I think her website
is www.ltphoto.com. Oh, and you don't have to be nude!
I used Ajira Darch. Her e-mail is email@example.com and her web site is
www.ajiradarchphotography.com I found her to be completely flexible,
asked questions to ensure she was doing what I wanted. I would
describe her style as photojournalistic/ candid photography... can
definitely do traditional too. Very talented. Her pictures were
amazing, great use of light and nature. I now use her for my son.
She captures him in ways I can't. Very reasonable, located in El
I would like to highly recommend Ruth Woodruff as an East Bay
Maternity and Children's Photographer. We first met Ruth through
a BPN recommendation in summer 2004, when I was pregnant with my
first son and have hired her five times since then to capture the
baby twice, the toddler, a subsequent pregnancy, and most
recently the brothers. She's easy and fun to work with, and
captures us in our home environment, letting us be ourselves,
occasionally suggesting ways to use her training and knowledge to
enhance the scene. She's also smart, funny, interactive with kids
(my son loves her), well-connected to labs in the East Bay, and
has a keen eye for photography. She's well-versed in digital
photography, and creates an amazing portfolio of images for us to
choose from. I can't say enough about her. Check out her site
www.ruthwoodruff.com or contact me if you have any questions or
want to see our wall of pics taken by Ruth!
I absolutely recommend Amy Perl for maternity & children's
photography. Her work is AMAZING! We just had our family photos
taken at her daylit studio on Piedmont Ave in Oakland and it was so
fun - even for our 18 month old! She makes everyone feel comfortable
to hang out and be themselves. Plus she has a great sense of
style/composition/aesthetics. You should definitely check our her
Mila in Oakland
I highly recommend Anna Myers in Alameda for maternity, newborn,
family and children photograhy. I recently did a maternity session
with my 4-year old and the photos are AMAZING. She did shots of the
two of us as well as individual shots of each of us too. Very
artistic, natural and beautiful. She is very down to earth and
professional and works really well with young kids. She spends
quality time with you ahead of time to talk about what you want,
where you are going to hang the photos, color schemes, everything.
She isn't cheap, but her photos are well worth it. Check out her
website at: www.annamyersphotography.com. Phone number:
I'm looking for a quality photographer to take some photos of my pregnant self
and perhaps with my fiance as well. We're looking to go to the photgrapher's
studio and take maybe 10 shots - don't need 50 or 100 poses and hours spent.
Found some recommendations on older BPN posts, but most seem to offer very
expensive packages for 2+ hour long sessions at studio or alternate location.
Definitely not looking to spend the $375-500 that these sessions seem to run.
Anybody have any recommendations for smaller scale professional photgraphy -
maternity in particular? Thank you!
I had GREAT pregnancy photos taken by Jude Mooney. Her website has some beautiful
family pictures... and she's a mom! www.judemooney.com
Laura Turbow is your person!! My friend had her pregnancy photos done by Laura, and
they were great!! A few months later (when I was 8months pregnant), my husband and I
visited Laura and had some amazing photos taken! She had some unusual ideas, which
ended up being our favorites. She is fun to work with, too. She painstakingly posed us
and took less than 20 pictures (all were great), which I think is what you were asking
about. You can see her work at www.ltphoto.com
Hi, I'm looking for recommendations for a skilled, inexpensive
(can be in training) photographer to take a few shots (semi-
nude, black and white and possibly color) during my last month
of pregnancy. Any thoughts? Thanks!
I highly recommend Debbie Baxter in N. Oakland
(dbaxphoto AT yahoo.com, 510-593-9914). She is an experienced
photographer, but is fairly new to the full-time pregnancy/baby thing so
her prices are very reasonable (much less expensive than anything else
I found). Plus she will come to your house! She did an amazing job with
my giant pregnant body (semi-nude too), and I cherish the photos. We
also had her come back to photograph our baby at 3 months and she
did another superb job. Much, much higher quality and far more artistic
than the Picture People photos that cost almost as much! Plus she is so
nice and so much fun to work with!
Have fun and happy birthing to you!
I am a commercial and fine art photographer. I am working on a
set of photographs of women, pregnant and not. You can see one
example of a maternity photo on my web site:
www.danadavisphoto.com. If you are interested, you may contact
me via danapics AT lmi.net or 510-658-7617.
my sister will be coming back to the US this week and will be
available for (and has an interest in) video and/or photography
of pregnancy and the birthing process. she has 4 years
experience as an art director for a major international ad
agency which means that she oversaw commercial photo (stills
and live motion) shoots. and she has won several awards for
her work. because she will be ''starting out'' anew when she
returns, her prices will be extremely reduced. she has quite a
creative range from quirky/fun to serious/subdued. contact her
to set up a consultation and to see her work.
claire_chen AT yahoo.com
My friend Kim Indresano gave my husband and I the gift of
pre-baby pregnancy pictures. They are wonderful - she
does lots of travel photography as well as weddings, and
she made us pose in the half painted baby's room to show
the numerous works-in-progress going on. I'd be happy to
show them to you if you are interested.
Her website is:
Angela Lang is great! angelalang.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (510) 326-9018. she has done both family sessions and a
pregnancy session with me and my kids. i was extremely pleased
with both experiences.
I highly recommend photographer, Limor Inbar of Indelible
Images Photography. I have worked with Limor and her partner
Rachel twice in the past year. I didn't meet her until after
my baby was born, so we didn't take pregnancy pictures with her
but we have been taking pictures of the baby, including some
pictures of her nursing. Limor was very sensitive to what I
wanted out of the photo shoot. Her website has some galleries
with pregnancy pictures of other women. The web address is
www.indelible-images.com Send me an email if you are
interested in viewing my pictures. Limor has a website where
she posts all the pictures with a password.
I would like to recommend a very skilled, sweet-natured, &
professional photographer for expectant mommies and their
families. Razi Khamsi Wilson photographed me when I was pregnant
with my second child and I can attest to her excellent eye,
professionalism and attention to the needs/wants of myself & family.
See her website for pix & contact info: www.raziphoto.com
Also, feel free to contact me with questions about the
experience. Warmly, Ruha Benjamin
We know of a pregnancy and family photographer named Heather
Hart who is based in Southern California and is now coming
up every other month to the bay area for pregnancy
photography shoots (she's an ex-Berkeleyite).
She meets her clients at The Palace of Fine Arts and takes a
roll or two there and then goes across the road to the bay
with her clients where are there are sweeping views of the
bridge and takes a roll there.
Check out her website, ww.ALaModePhoto.com. Her photography
is really special.
Also, this great photographer wraps each of her clients in
two great pieces of material (one black and one taupe with
rhinestones) - it's really neat and takes on a different
look for everyone. She also encourages lots of wardrobe
changes and brings plenty of stuff to play with.
She's really into pregnant women and has been shooting them
for more than eight years - here's her toll free number:
877-764-1988. Tell her you found her through this list and
she'll give you a 10% discount.
I looked on the website but did not see any recommendations for people who do and/or specialize in photographing pregnant women. Does anyone out there have any recommendations? I'm a bit "body shy" so I'd want a woman, and one who was sensitive to my feelings. Plus someone who works well with kids as I'd like to include my 3 year old in the pictures. Thanks for any recommendations
I'm excited to recommend the photographer I used, Deanna Wentzel
(925/284-7683). She was absolutely fabulous with me and my husband
(he was in a couple of the shots.) She came to our house and made me
feel very comfortable. I had both partially clothed and nude photos
done. She has a wonderful portfolio that gave us several photo ideas.
Her portfolio also includes photos of a pregnant mom and child.
Deanna also specializes in family and child photos. We had Deanna
come out and take photos of our son after he was born and they're
wonderful as well. Her sitting fees are very reasonable and you have
the opportunity to purchase the proofs and the negatives to make your
own duplicates (this also allows you to control the nudies!) I hope
you use her
Jamie Wesdal in Orinda does pregnancy shots as well as kids, families, pets, etc. She specializes in black & white, but also does color. Although I haven't used her for pregnancy
photography, I was very satisfied with the photos she took of my brother and I with our pets.
I would recommend Limor Inbar-Hansen (limor @indelible-images.com) as
a photographer. She took a series of photos of me while I was pregnant
and then after our son was born. The first set were while I was about
8 1/2 months pregnant. We did it in a beautiful setting. She made me
feel relaxed and comfortable. The whole session was a lot of fun. The
photos were gorgeous and are now framed on my bedroom wall to remind
me of that special time.
She also did a series of photos as our son grew over that first year.
(We did sittings at 5 days, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and a year)
These are amazing. It is wonderful to have all these pictures to
document how much he changed over that first year. Anyway, I highly
recommend Limor she is a talented artist, a professional, and a really
nice person to share your day with
Cynthia, Michie & Max
For a photographer for pregnancy shoots, try Laura Turbow
She photographed me and my huge belly, and did a great job.
For the woman looking for a pregnancy photographer: You could try Ilona
Sturm in Berkeley. She takes wonderful photographs of pregnant women, and
also has a young child herself and would probably be open to including your
children in the photos. Her number is: 528.9090
You must see the work of Eurydice Thomas. She's a wonderful portrait
artist. Her photographs are gorgeous and she is lovely. I think she
has some work up around town - check at Pickles and Ice Cream. Her
number is 601-9345. -jill
Angela Lang ( http://www.angelalang.com ) takes wonderful photos of
families and children, some of the best I've seen. They are very
un-posed, spontaneous, revealing. She even has a pregnancy photo in
her portfolio online (children category.) (Give the portfolios some
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